August 29, 2009

Why Sheyahshe wrote his book

A decent article on Michael Sheyahshe's Native Americans in Comic Books:

A deeper look at comic booksWhy did he become so determined to write a book on the subject? Mainly, he wanted there to be a research tool for others, like him, who wanted more information on how Native characters have been represented in the graphic medium over the years. There have been plenty of books on Native Americans in film, literature, television and radio shows, but there was always something missing.

"There was nothing else published like it," Sheyahshe said. "That's why I got it published, but not why I wrote it. I wrote it because there's all these stereotypes in comics, and they shape how people view Native Americans. There was nothing out there, and the truth needed to be uncovered."
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.

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